Poster 116: Galen Bergsten – Probing Explosive Enrichment via Supernova Remnants

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Faculty mentor: Gail Zasowski

One pathway in the lifecycle of a star is the supernova, when a star explodes and becomes so bright it can outshine a galaxy. By exploring the structures these explosions left behind, supernova remnants (SNRs) can tell us about the complex processes involved in the chemical enrichment of the Milky Way. This project uses infrared starlight that passes through SNRs to identify an emission feature characteristic of material within a remnant.

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